Index of Articles

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Angelus ad virginem
Angelus ad virginem: why early music and traditional music share the same gene pool

Arbeau, Thoinot
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)

armed man, The / L’homme armé
L’homme armé / The armed man: the remarkable life of a 15th century song and its contemporary resonance

bandora
Bandora: a brief introduction … coming soon

Barbara Allen
Was Barbara Allen really so cruel? … coming soon

baroque guitar
The guitar: a brief history from the renaissance to the modern day

baroque lute
The lute: a thumbnail history

baroque music
Baroque music: a brief tour of the extravagant last period of early music

Belle qui tiens ma vie
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)

Bird on a briar
* Bird on a briar: interpreting medieval notation, with a HIP harp arrangement

Bob the Builder (spoof article for 1st April)
NEW DISCOVERY! Rob. mason, builder, his galiard

Boissart mandore
– see Mandore.

bray harp
The bray harp: getting a buzz from early music
* Bird on a briar: interpreting medieval notation, with a HIP harp arrangement (see link under the heading, The bryd one brere project)
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph
Westron wynde: a beautiful fragment of longing

Breve regnum erigitur
Early music in fascist fires – or – The extraordinary survival of a Polish early music gem: Breve regnum erigitur … coming soon

Bring us in good ale
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph

broadside ballads
Was Barbara Allen really so cruel? … coming soon
Baroque music: a brief tour of the extravagant last period of early music
Calen o Custure me: a Tudor love song with garbled Gaelic?
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 1 of 3: Mythology
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 2 of 3: History
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 3 of 3: Music
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph

Bryd one brere
* Bird on a briar: interpreting medieval notation, with a HIP harp arrangement

Calen o Custure me (Cailín ó Chois tSiúre mé, Caleno custure me, Callin o custure me, Callino Casturame, Calmie custure me)
Calen o Custure me: a Tudor love song with garbled Gaelic?

Cantigas de Santa Maria
* A series of 7 articles on aspects of the Cantigas de Santa Maria coming soon …

Carter, Sydney  
Songs that grow like trees: an appreciation of Sydney Carter (1915–2004)

citole
* The mysteries of the medieval fiddle: lifting the veil on the vielle

cittern
Cittern: a brief introduction … coming soon

clavicembalum
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

coboz, koboz, kobza
Early music in fascist fires – or – The extraordinary survival of a Polish early music gem: Breve regnum erigitur … coming soon

cornamuse (wind cap instrument)
The crumhorn: a short history

Coventry Carol
Coventry Carol: the power of a song

crumhorn
The crumhorn: a short history

dance
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)
Music of the renaissance: a whistle-stop tour
Baroque music: a brief tour of the extravagant last period of early music

dulcimer, hammer(ed)
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

early music and folk/traditional music
– See Traditional/folk music and early music

Edi beo þu heuene quene
Edi beo thu hevene quene: a love song by any other name … coming soon

estampie
* The English Estampie: interpreting a medieval dance tune … coming soon
* Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

farting
A brief history of farting in early music and literature

fiddle, medieval
* On the (medieval) fiddle: a short introduction to the vielle
* The mysteries of the medieval fiddle: lifting the veil on the vielle

folk/traditional music and early music
Angelus ad virginem: why early music and traditional music share the same gene pool
* Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

gemshorn
The gemshorn: a (necessarily) short history

gittern
The gittern: a short history

goliards
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph

Greensleeves   
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 1 of 3: Mythology
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 2 of 3: History
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 3 of 3: Music

guitar
The guitar: a brief history from the renaissance to the modern day

hammer dulcimer
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

harp
The bray harp: getting a buzz from early music
* Bird on a briar: interpreting medieval notation, with a HIP harp arrangement
* Mirie it is while sumer ilast: decoding the earliest surviving secular song in English

harpsichord
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

hurdy gurdy (vielle à roue)
The wheel fiddle: a short history of the organistrum, simfony and vielle à roue (hurdy gurdy) … coming soon

In dulci jubilo
Nails, needles, chains and angels: the pain and joy of In dulci jubilo … coming soon

In the Fields in Frost and Snow
Old MacDonald Had A Farm: an early music classic … coming soon

Kalenda maya
* Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

koboz, kobza, coboz
Early music in fascist fires – or – The extraordinary survival of a Polish early music gem: Breve regnum erigitur … coming soon

L’homme armé / The armed man
L’homme armé / The armed man: the remarkable life of a 15th century song and its contemporary resonance

Lully, lulla, thow littell tiné child
Coventry Carol: the power of a song

lute
The lute: a thumbnail history

Lyke-Wake Dirge
The Lyke-Wake Dirge: the revival of an Elizabethan song of the afterlife

mandore    
For a history of the mandore, see the first of the three articles below.
The beautiful Boissart mandore, part 1 of 3: The pre-history of the mandore
* The beautiful Boissart mandore, part 2 of 3: Obervations on the Boissart mandore
The beautiful Boissart mandore, part 3 of 3: Creating a new mandore inspired by the ‘Boissart’ design

medieval music
Medieval music: a quick guide to the middle ages

medieval music notation, theory, modes
* Bird on a briar: interpreting medieval notation, with a HIP harp arrangement
* Mirie it is while sumer ilast: decoding the earliest surviving secular song in English
* The mysteries of the medieval fiddle: lifting the veil on the vielle
* The English Estampie: interpreting a medieval dance tune … coming soon
* Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

Mirie it is while sumer ilast
* Mirie it is while sumer ilast: decoding the earliest surviving secular song in English

Old MacDonald Had A Farm
Old MacDonald Had A Farm: an early music classic … coming soon

Orchésographie
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)

organistrum
The wheel fiddle: a short history of the organistrum, simfony and vielle à roue (hurdy gurdy) … coming soon

orpharion
Orpharion: a brief introduction … coming soon

oud
The oud: a short guide to a long history

Perspice Christicola
* Sumer is icumen in / Perspice Christicola: silencing the cuckoo

pipe and tabor
Pipe and tabor: a brief introduction … coming soon

psaltery
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

rebec
The rebec: a short history from court to street

renaissance dance
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)
Music of the renaissance: a whistle-stop tour

renaissance music
Music of the renaissance: a whistle-stop tour

renaissance guitar
The guitar: a brief history from the renaissance to the modern day

renaissance lute
The lute: a thumbnail history

Salutation carol
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph

Shakespeare, William
Playing Shakespeare: the music of the Bard
The song Shakespeare stole from: a discovery from the 16th century (spoof article for 1st April)
Calen o Custure me: a Tudor love song with garbled Gaelic?

shawm
The shawm: a loud introduction … coming soon

simfony
The wheel fiddle: a short history of the organistrum, simfony and vielle à roue (hurdy gurdy) … coming soon

Spencer the Rover
* Spencer the Rover – a history of mental health in song … coming soon

spinet
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

Sumer is icumen in
* Sumer is icumen in / Perspice Christicola: silencing the cuckoo
Medieval music: a quick guide to the middle ages
Greensleeves: Mythology, History and Music. Part 2 of 3: History
One song to the tune of another: early music common practice, 800 years before Humph

Tabourot, Jehan
The pavan, the priest and the pseudonym: Belle qui tiens ma vie and Arbeau’s Orchésographie (1589)

traditional/folk music and early music
Angelus ad virginem: why early music and traditional music share the same gene pool
* Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

Trees they do grow high, The
* The trees they do grow high: a ballad of medieval arranged marriage?

troubadours and trouvères
*
Kalenda maya, the troubadours, and the lessons of traditional music

vielle (medieval fiddle)
* On the (medieval) fiddle: a short introduction to the vielle
* The mysteries of the medieval fiddle: lifting the veil on the vielle

vielle à roue (Hurdy gurdy)
The wheel fiddle: a short history of the organistrum, simfony and vielle à roue (hurdy gurdy) … coming soon

virginal
* The Psilvery Psound of the Psaltery: a brief history

Westron wynde
Westron wynde: a beautiful fragment of longing

6 thoughts on “Index of Articles

  • 21st July 2015 at 1:49 pm
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    Thought I would sign up for notifications to encourage me to look occasionally.
    Nick

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  • 21st July 2015 at 4:14 pm
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    What an interesting blog: thank you!

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  • 28th July 2016 at 3:57 pm
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    Can any list the Wedding Music from the 1511 Sabina of Bavaria/ Duke Ulrich of Wurttemberg ill-fated marriage? The 6/7vv “In Summis”(modern name) Mass was by Heinrich Finck (c.1444-1527).
    All leads welcomed!

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  • 28th July 2016 at 6:15 pm
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    Perhaps this page isn’t the ideal location for such a question, Sigmund. There are lots of specialist early music pages on Facebook. Perhaps someone there may know. I’m afraid I don’t. Good luck!

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  • 15th November 2016 at 10:44 am
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    Thanks for your blog. Really interesting a well written articles. Any idea of evidence for the bowed psaltery? It’s often used as a ” medieval” instrument but lacking in documentation?

    Andy Hornby ( Winders of Wyresdale)

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  • 20th November 2016 at 10:01 pm
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    Hello, Andy. If you go to the article on the psaltery http://earlymusicmuse.com/psaltery/ you’ll see mention of the fact that the bowed psaltery is a modern instrument, unrelated to the true medieval psaltery. All the best. Ian

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